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August 5, 2012

Joplin schools prepare for enrollment, open houses

JOPLIN, Mo. — It’s that time of the year again.

With summer waning, enrollment has been scheduled in the Joplin School District. The first day of the new term is Wednesday, Aug. 15.

To enroll, parents may go to their child’s school during regular school hours. Students who are new to the district will need to provide additional paperwork, which can be found on the school district’s website,

Sixth-graders are assigned to middle schools based on which elementary school they attended the previous year.

Students who attended Duenweg/Duquesne, Eastmorland, Kelsey Norman or McKinley elementary school will attend East Middle School this year. Students who attended Columbia, Emerson, Jefferson, Royal Heights or West Central will attend North Middle School. Students who attended Cecil Floyd, Irving or Stapleton will go to South Middle School.

If families were displaced by last year’s tornado and need to verify attendance, parents may contact the district offices or the child’s school.

Families that are new to the district are to contact the school directly or the administration building at 417-625-5200 for specific times and dates for enrollment.

At the high school, enrollment will be conducted over the course of four days, during which students may pick up their laptops. Seniors are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today, and juniors are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the 11th- and 12th-grade campus at Northpark Mall, 101 Range Line Road, Building D.

Sophomores are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the ninth- and 10th- grade campus, 310 W. Eighth St.

Freshman kickoff is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the ninth- and 10th-grade campus gymnasium. Parents may ask questions about 24/7 Learning at 8 a.m. Laptops will be issued to freshmen who have signed the agreement form and who have their student ID.


Each school will conduct an open house at which students and parents may meet teachers and principals and tour the buildings. Three schools will have kindergarten-only open houses: Royal Heights will be open from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, and McKinley and Emerson will open from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

All elementary schools will have open houses on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Eastmorland, Irving and West Central will hold theirs from 5 to 6 p.m. Cecil Floyd’s will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Columbia, Kelsey Norman, McKinley and Royal Heights will hold theirs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Duenweg/Duquesne, Emerson, Jefferson and Stapleton will hold theirs from 6 to 7 p.m.

All Joplin middle schools will hold open houses from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13.

Both Joplin High School campuses will hold open houses from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14.

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